ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists
DEADLINE: August 25th 2019
AWARDS: No compensation; however, you retain ownership & will be credited for accepted work.

STIFF film festival in cooperation with Gallery SKC will curate a special exhibition for animated GIF films. The selection of the best works will be screened at the art gallery SKC during the STIFF Film Festival (17th- 20th October) and will be promoted through our website and social media networks.

STIFF film festival is looking for the most creative GIF films/animations to be featured in the special exhibition during 6th STIFF film festival Rijeka, Croatia.

Submissions must not exceed 30 seconds, they must be looped, high definition, and in H.264 profile.

Submit your best GIF to STIFF by August 25th, 2019 to [email protected]

The theme of the 6th edition of STIFF film festival is Fear. Through its film program, discussions, exhibitions, workshops and masterclasses the festival will discuss the causes and consequences of the culture of fear in Europe and in the world. It will focus on methods of resistance and struggle against fear and oppression with emphasis on cinema and art. We focus on works addressing this theme in a broad sense so be free to apply regardless.

Entry Details

  • Entries must be submitted in video file format (High Profile H.264, 1920 x 1080, 16:9. AUDIO: 16-bit, Stereo, 48000 Hz.)
  • Submissions must be looped
  • Entries must be between 1 – 30 seconds in length
  • Entries with and without audio are accepted
  • Entries must be original work (including any audio used)
  • One person can submit a maximum of three GIFs
  • Deadline for submission is August 25th 2019 
  • Works must be submitted through email [email protected] – write in subject – STIFF Gif 2019
  • Along with your video work please include a  pdf document (named same as your work) with full credits: title of your GIF, year of production, your surname and first name, artistic pseudonym (if you have any), e-mail address, country of residence, your website (if exists)
  • if the size of the GIF is too large (>3 MB), please provide a download link of the file through, or WeTransfer